Learning to manage your time effectively can help you to find more freedom from stress and improve how you spend your daily life.
Looking for the best approach to maximise your time can take a few tries before you find out what works for you. Each and every one of us requires a different approach, which is why we are expected to fail a few times before we perfect our time management skills. If you believe that you need to improve your time management skills, consider joining the time management training course of PD Training in Hong Kong.
Make a List
It’s always good to make a list to give you have a visual record of what you need to do. Of course, your list is only beneficial if you use it. The most important part is choosing goals for your list that are realistic and attainable. The last thing you need is to have a list of 20 things you need to do and seeing 10 that never got done by the end of the day. That can be quite discouraging. Just prioritise what really needs to be done.
Set deadlines for yourself and stick to them. There is no point in having a deadline if you always push it back. Set the deadline a few days before the task should be done to give yourself a bit of breathing room since most plans don’t work out the way you expect them to. This will also give space for other tasks that may need to be added along the way.
Don’t be superhuman! People often think that they can accomplish more by multi-tasking. In fact, it’s not always the most productive route to take because minds work better when focused, not jumping around from one task to another. Instead of multi-tasking, learn to prioritise your tasks.
Learn to Delegate
Sometimes you just have to accept the fact that you can’t do it all. If you have staff or a colleague who is available, pass some work on to them. Usually we can’t delegate because we don’t trust the other person or because we have a certain level of expectation for how the task will come out. This is a matter of trust. Learn to trust others with tasks because everybody wins in this situation. You ease off some tasks from your shoulders while helping others gain some responsibility and growth.
Maximise Your Spare Time
It is not recommended that you use up all of your spare time for planning. You will only burn yourself out. However, when you find yourself stuck in traffic on the way to work, this is a good time to just think about your priorities for the day. You may be in line somewhere and have nothing to do. You could use that time to list the grocery items you need to buy. Just little things like these can go a long way.
Give Yourself a Treat
When you accomplish something, go ahead and celebrate. Appreciate what you have done, but don’t let celebrating get in the way of priorities. If a celebration seems like too much, give yourself a pat on the back so you know that you have done a good job.
Time management skills are meant to make your life easier and stress-free. If you want to find out what works for you, don’t waste your time and join the Time Management Training Course from PD Training in Hong Kong.
PD Training delivers thousands of professional development courses each year in Hong Kong so you can be assured your training will be delivered by a qualified and experienced trainer.
All public time management training courses include am/pm tea, lunch, printed courseware and a certificate of completion. Customised courses are available upon request so please contact pdtraining at [email protected] to learn more.